WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) issued the following statement on the U.S. service members and Afghan civilians killed and wounded in today's attack at Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

"My heart aches to know that after today's suicide bombings in Kabul, American and Afghan families are about to receive the worst news imaginable. Let us all stop for a moment and pray for those who have fallen today serving our nation and trying to help make possible a safe evacuation from Afghanistan. Let us also keep in our prayers the many Afghans desperate for a new future whose lives have been cut short. I'm grateful for the bravery of those who continue to work tirelessly to evacuate the remaining Americans and our Afghan partners."